WHAT WE DO
The Chattahoochee Evening Stars
We Get Together…
The Chattahoochee Evening Stars has many annual, semi-annual, monthly, and even weekly events to help further our goal of promoting quilting and fostering friendship.
Tuesday Evening Bee
If you like the camaraderie of quilting with other quilters, join us for our Tuesday Evening Bee. This is an open bee, open each month to anyone who would like to attend. If you are new to quilting, this is a great opportunity to ask questions and get the input of more experienced quilters. Stuck on a project and need some advice? We’ve got plenty. Discovered something great that you would like to share? We would love to hear about it. We have our yearly PhD Challenge to motivate you to work on some of those “Projects Half Done,” but participation is optional. If you want to just sit and talk or bring something to work on, come on! The group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at the Mansell House in Alpharetta. For more information, contact us.
Sip N' Sew
These are monthly meetings offered via Zoom, during which you can work on sewing projects, ask questions, and share solutions with other guild members from the comfort of your own sewing room. The afternoon meeting is held on the second Thursday, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET, and the evening meeting is held on the fourth Wednesday, from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm ET. Links to the Zoom meetings are emailed to all members before each meeting. For more information, contact us.
Annual Holiday Party
The holiday party is the guild’s way of both celebrating the holiday season and the accomplishments of guild members throughout the year. There are always a wonderful, drawings for door prizes, a charity to support and other surprises. It is held during the regularly scheduled December meeting.
We Also Serve Our Communities…
Our community service event is usually held at the July meeting. In recent years, we have participated in making placemats for a local Meals on Wheels program and provided scent cloths for the hospital to be given to new mothers. We regularly donate to community groups by making pillowcases for hospitalized children and duffle bags for kids in foster care.
All of these activities are optional, but our generous group makes them a priority. As a result, we have contributed many finished projects to our community partners.
For more information about our community service activities, contact us.
Ryan's Cases for Smiles
Throughout the year, our members make pillowcases for Ryan’s Case for Smiles. These pillowcases are distributed to children with medical issues that require long term stays in the hospital as a way to bring color and fun into their hospital room. We use colorful, bright, kid friendly fabrics to make homemade pillowcases in a variety of themes. The kids are allowed to pick their own special pillowcase to use in their room and keep upon their discharge. Pillowcase kits are available for members to take home and sew for this wonderful program. Visit the Ryan’s Case for Smiles website for more information.
Quilts for Kids
We will continue to support the Northeast Georgia Chapter of Quilts For Kids in 2023. Quilts for Kids is a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming fabrics into patchwork quilts to comfort children facing serious illness like cancer or AIDS, trauma, abuse, and natural disasters.
For children in hospitals, many often cannot bring their stuffed animals due to potential allergens. However, most hospitals and treatment centers welcome washable, all-cotton quilts as a way to bring joy and comfort to ill children.